The clash between the Golden State Warriors and the Minnesota Timberwolves led to an intense start, resulting in the early ejections of three key players.
In the opening minutes, with the game still scoreless, there was a scuffle between Klay Thompson and Jaden McDaniels, resulting in Thompson’s jersey being ripped, leading to both players getting ejected.
Draymond Green was also ejected for putting Minnesota’s Rudy Gobert in a headlock.
Warriors head coach Steve Kerr voiced his disagreement with Thompson’s ejection, stating, “There’s no way Klay Thompson should have been thrown out of the game. He’s running up the floor, and [McDaniels] grabs his jersey and he’s pulling on him. So Klay pulls back. No way Klay should have been ejected. That was ridiculous.”
Kerr further explained the context of Green’s reaction, saying, “And then the Draymond piece of it – if you watch the replay, Rudy had his hands on Klay’s neck, and that’s why Draymond went after Rudy. I saw one replay right after it happened.
“Guys on the back of the bench were telling us that Rudy had Klay, and that’s why Draymond went at Rudy. So that’s all I know. But it was a bizarre way to start the game a minute and a half in.”